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Internet Lingo and Useful Acronyms - VANITY(?)
Multiple Sources - Dasher ^ | 10/13/2005 | Multi Sourced

Posted on 10/13/2005 12:28:41 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher

@TEOTD At The End Of The Day

14AA41 One for All and All for One

2B or not 2B To Be Or Not To Be

2NITE Tonight

411 it means: info

4ever Forever

86 Out Of or Over it

A/S/L Age/Sex/Location

AAAAA American Association Against Acronym Abuse

AAF As A Friend

AAK Asleep At Keyboard

AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact

AAMOI As A Matter Of Interest

AAR8 At Any Rate

AAS Alive And Smiling

AATK Always At The Keyboard

AAYF As Always, Your Friend

AB Ass Backwards

ABT2 About To

ACD Alt Control Delete

ACK Acknowledgement

ADAD Another Day Another Dollar

ADBB All Done Bye Bye

ADIH Another Day In Hell

ADIP Another Day In Paradise

ADR Address

AEAP As Early As Possible

AFAGAY A Friend As Good As You

AFAIC As Far As I'm Concerned

AFAICS As Far As I Can See

AFAICT As far As I can Tell

AFAIK As Far As I Know

AFAYC As Far As You're Concerned

AFINIAFI A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

AFK Away From Keyboard

AFZ Acronym free zone

AIAMU And I'm A Monkey's Uncle

AIMP Always In My Prayers

AKA or a.k.a. Also Known As

ALOL Actually Laughing Out Loud

AMBW All My Best Wishes

AND Any day now

ANFSCD And Now For Something Completely Different

AOB Abuse Of Bandwidth

ASAP As Soon As Possible

ASL Age/Sex/Location

ATST At The Same Time

ATW All the Web or Around the Web

AWGTHTGTTA Are We Going To Have To Go Through This Again

AYK As You Know

AYSOS Are You Stupid Or Something

AYTMTB And You're Telling Me This Because?

B/C Because

B4 Before

B4N Bye For Now

B4U Before You

B4YKI Before You Know It

BAG Bursting A Gut

BAU Business As Usual

BB4N Bye-Bye for Now

BBFBBM Body By Fisher, Brains By Mattel

BBL Be Back Later

BD Big Deal

BDC Big Dumb Company or Big Dot Com

BDN Big Damn Number

BFD Big F***ing Deal

BHAG Big Hairy Audacious Goal

BHOF Bald Headed Old Fart

BIOYN Blow it Out Your Nose

BITD Back In The Day

BKA Better Known As

BM Byte Me

BRT Be Right There

BS Big Smile

BSF But Seriously, Folks

BTDT Been There Done That

BTDTGTS Been There, Done That, Got The T-shirt

BTHOOM Beats The Heck Out Of Me

BTSOOM Beats The Sh** Out Of Me

BTW By The Way

BTWBO Be There With Bells On

BW Best Wishes

BWDIK But What Do I Know?

BYKT But you Knew That

CIAO Goodbye (in Italian)

CID Consider It Done

CMIW Correct Me if I'm Wrong

COB Close Of Business

C-P Sleepy

CRAFT Can't Remember A F***ing Thing

CRAT Can't Remember A Thing

CSL Can't Stop Laughing

CTA Call To Action

CTC Choking The Chicken

CU See You

CUL See You Later

CUL8R See You Later

CY Calm Yourself

CYA Cover Your Ass

DARFC Ducking And Running For Cover

DBEYR Don't Believe Everything You Read

DD Due Diligence

DETI Don't Even Think It

DF Dear Friend

DGT Don't Go There

DH Dear Hubby or Husband

DHYB Don't Hold Your Breath

DIKU Do I Know You

DILLIGAD Do I Look Like I Give A Damn

DILLIGAS Do I Look Like I Give A Sh**

DIY Do It Yourself

DKDC Don't Know Don't Care

DLTM Don't Lie To Me

DMI Don't Mention It

DNC Does Not Compute

DQYDJ Don't Quit Your Day Job

DRIB Don't Read If Busy

DYFM Dude You Fascinate Me

DYJHIW Don't You Just Hate it When...

E123 Easy as One, Two, Three

EAK Eating at Keyboard

EG Evil Grin

EL Evil Laugh

EM? Excuse Me?

EOD End Of Day

EOM End Of Message

ESO Equipment Smarter than Operator

EWI E-mailing While Intoxicated

EZ Easy

F2F Face-to-Face

FAB Features Attributes Benefits

FAQL Frequently Asked Questions List

FAWC For Anyone Who Cares

FBKS Failure Between Keyboard and Seat

FE Fatal Error

FF&PN Fresh Fields and Pastures New

FISH First in, Still Here

FITB Fill in the Blanks

FO F*** Off

FOAF Friend Of A Friend

FOC Free of Charge

FOFL Falling on Floor Laughing

FTASB Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

FTL Faster Than Light

FTTB For The Time Being

FUBAR F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition

FUBB F***ed Up Beyond Belief

FUD Fear, Uncertainty, and Disinformation

FUM F***ed Up Mess

FWD Forward

FWIW For What It's Worth

FYA For Your Amusement

FYI For Your Information

FYM For Your Misinformation

GA Go Ahead

GAL Get A Life

GALGAL Give A Little Get A Little

GBH Great Big Hug

GD&R Grinning, Ducking and Running

GG Good Game (or) Gotta Go

GGN Gotta Go Now

GIGO Garbage In, Garbage Out

GIWIST Gee, I Wish I'd Said That

GL Good Luck

GMTA Great Minds Think Alike

GMTFT Great Minds Think For Themselves

GR&D Grinning Running And Ducking

GR8 Great

GRRRR it means Growling

GSOAS Go Sit On A Snake

GTG Got To Go

GTGB Got To Go, Bye

GTH Go To Hell

GTSY Glad To See Ya

HAGD Have a Great Day

HAGO Have A Good One

HAK Hugs And Kisses

HAND Have a Nice Day

HHO1/2K Ha Ha, Only Half Kidding

HHOJ Ha-Ha, Only Joking

HHOK Ha Ha, Only Kidding

HHOS Ha-Ha, Only Being Serious

HHTYAY Happy Holidays To You And Yours

HIH Hope It Helps

HIOOC Help! I'm Out Of Coffee

HTH Hope This (or That) Helps

HUA Heads Up Ace


HUYA Head Up Your A**

I 1-D-R I Wonder

IAC In Any Case

IAE In Any Event

IANAE I Am Not an Expert

IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer

IBRB I Will Be Right Back

IBTD I Beg To Differ

ICBW I Could Be Wrong

ID10T Idiot

IDGI I Don't Get It

IDK I Don't Know

I-D-L Ideal

IDM It Does Not Matter

IDST I Didn't Say That

IDTS I Don't Think So

IGTP I Get The Point

IHNO I Have No Opinion

IIIO Intel Inside, Idiot Outside

IIMAD If It Makes A Difference

IIR If I Remember or If I Recall

IIRC If I Remember Correctly or If I Recall Correctly

ILICISCOMK I Laughed, I Cried, I Spat/Spilt Coffee/Crumbs/Coke On My Keyboard

ILU I Love You

ILY I Love You

IM Instant Messaging

IMHO In My Humble Opinion

IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion

IMO In My Opinion

IMS I Am Sorry

INMP It's Not My Problem

INNW If Not Now, When

INPO In No Particular Order

IOH I'm Outta Here

IOW In Other Words

IRL In Real Life

ISS I Said So

ISTM It Seems to Me

ISTR I Seem To Remember

ISWYM I See What You Mean

ITM In The Money

IUM If You Must

IYKWIM If You Know What I Mean

IYKWIMAITYD If You Know What I Mean And I Think You Do

IYO In Your Opinion

IYSS If You Say So

IYSWIM If You See What I Mean

J/C Just Checking

J/K Just Kidding!

J/W Just Wondering

JAD Just Another day

JK Just Kidding

JM2C Just My 2 Cents

JOOTT Just One Of Those Things

JT Just Teasing

K Okay or All Right

KBD Keyboard


KFY Kiss For You

KISS Keep It Simple Stupid

KIT Keep In Touch

KMA Kiss My Ass

KWIM Know What I Mean

L8R Later

LLTA Lots And Lots Of Thunderous Applause

LMAO Laughing My Ass Off

LMK Let Me Know

LOL Laughing Out Loud

LOLA Laugh Out Loud Again

LOOL Laughing Outragously Out Loud

LTIC Laughing 'Til I Cry

LTNS Long Time No See

LWR Launch When Ready

MHBFY My Heart Bleeds For You

MHOTY My Hat's Off To You

MIHAP May I Have Your Attention Please

MILF Mothers I'd Like to F**

MKOP My Kind Of Place

MMHA2U My Most Humble Apologies To You

MOMPL One Moment Please

MOOS Member Of The Opposite Sex

MorF Male or Female?

MOSS Member Of The Same Sex

MOTAS Member Of The Appropriate Sex

MOTD Message Of The Day

MSG Message

MTFBWY May The Force Be With You

MUBAR Messed up Beyond All Recognition

MWBRL More Will Be Revealed Later

MYOB Mind Your Own Business

N/A Not Applicable -or- Not Affiliated

N/T No Text

N1 Nice One

N2M Not To Mention

NALOPKT Not A Lot of People Know That

N-A-Y-L In A While

NBD No Big Deal

NBIF No Basis In Fact

N-E-1 Anyone

NFI No F***ing Idea

NFW No F***ing Way

NIFOC Nude In Front Of The Computer

NIMBY Not In My Back Yard

NIMQ Not In My Queue

NM Never Mind or Nothing Much

NMP Not My Problem

NOYB None Of Your Business

NP No Problem

NQOCD Not Quite Our Class Dear

NRG Energy

NRN No Reply Necessary

NSFW Not Safe For Work

NTK Nice To Know

NTYMI Now That You Mention It

NUFF Enough Said

NW No Way!

NYCFS New York City Finger Salute

OAUS On An Unrelated Subject

OBTW Oh By The Way

OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer

OIC Oh, I see

OMDB Over My Dead Body

OMG Oh My Gosh

OMIK Open Mouth, Insert Keyboard

ONNA Oh No, Not Again

ONNTA Oh No, Not This Again

OOC Out Of Character

OOO Out Of Office

OOTB Out Of The Box -or- Out Of The Blue

OT Off Topic

OTOH On the Other Hand

OTT Over the Top

OTTOMH Off the Top of my Head

OUSU Oh, You Shut Up

OWTTE Or Words To That Effect

OZ stands for: Australia

P&C Private and Confidential

PANS Pretty Awesome New Stuff

PDOMA Pulled Directly Out Of My Arse

PDQ Pretty Darn Quick

PEBCAK Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard

PIMP Peeing In My Pants

PITA Pain In The Ass

PLS Please

PM Personal Message

PMFJI Pardon Me For Jumping In

PMIGBOM Put Mind In Gear Before Opening Mouth

PMJI Pardon My Jumping In

PO Piss Off

POOF Good-bye

POV Point of View

PS Post Script

PU That Stinks

PVT Pissant Vanity Thread

P-ZA Pizza

QL Quit Laughing!

QT Cutie

R&D Research & Development

R&R Rest & Relaxation

RAT Remote(ly) Activated Trojan

RBAY Right Back At Ya

RFR Really F*#king Rich

RKBA Right to Keep and Bear Arms

RL Real Life

RLF Real Life Friend

RMLB Read My Lips Baby

RN Right Now!

ROFL Rolling on the Floor Laughing

ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing

ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off

ROTFLOL Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud

ROTM Right On The Money

RSN Real Soon Now

RTBS Reason To Be Single

RTFAQ Read the FAQ File

RTFM Read The F***ing Manual

RTK Return To Keyboard

RTM or RTFM Read The Manual - or - Read The F*#king Manual

RU Are You?

RUMORF Are You Male Or Female

RUOK Are you Okay?

RUUP4IT Are You Up For It

SBTA Sorry, Being Thick Again

SCNR Sorry, Could Not Resist

SEP Somebody Else's Problem

SFAIAA So Far As I Am Aware

SFETE Smiling From Ear To Ear

SFX Sound Effects

SH Sh** Happens

SITD Still In The Dark

SME Subject Matter Expert

SMFRM Send Me FReep-Mail

SNAFU Situation Normal, All F***ed Up

SNAG Sensitive New Age Guy

SNERT Snotty Nosed Egotistical Rotten Teenager

SO Significant Other (ie., spouse, boy/girlfriend)

SOHF Sense Of Humor Failure

SOL Sh** Out of Luck

SOP Standard Operating Procedure

SRO Standing Room Only

SSDD Same Sh** Different Day

SSEWBA Someday Soon, Everything Will Be Acronyms

STFU Shut The F*** Up

STM Spank The Monkey

STR8 Straight

SUYF Shut Up You Fool

SWAG Scientific Wild Ass Guess

SWAK Sealed With A Kiss

SWDYT So What Do You Think?

TAH Take A Hike

TANSTAAFL There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

TBC To Be Continued

TCB The Trouble Came Back!

TDM Too Darn Many

TDTM Talk Dirty To Me

TEOTWAWKI The End Of The World As We Know It

TFDS That is For Darn Sure

TFN Thanks For Nothing -or- Til Further Notice

TFX Traffic

TGIF Thank God It's Friday

THX or TX or THKS Thanks

TIA Thanks In Advance

TIAIL Think I Am In Love

TIC Tongue In Cheek

TK To Come

TLA Three Letter Acronym

TLGO The List Goes On

TLK-2-U-L-8-R Talk to You Later

TM Trust Me

TMI Too Much Information

TMTOWTDI There's More Than One Way To Do It

TNA Temporarily Not Available

TNC Tongue In Cheek

TNX Thanks

TOM Tomorrow

TOT Tons of Time

TP Team Player

TPC The Phone Company

TPTB The Powers That Be

TTFN Ta Ta For Now

TTG Time to Go

TTT That's The Ticket -or- To The Top

TTUL Talk to You Later

TTYL Talk To You Later

TVN Thank You Very Much

TWHAB This Won't Hurt A Bit

TWIMC To Whom it may Concern

TWIWI That Was Interesting, Wasn't It?

TXS Thanks

TY Thank You

TYVM Thank You Very Much

U You

U2 You Too?

U-L You Will

unPC unPolitically Correct

U-R You Are

U-R W-S You Are Wise

URYY4M You Are Too Wise For Me

VBG Very Big Grin

VBS Very Big Smile

VC Venture Capital

VEG Very Evil Grin

VM Voice Mail

VSF Very Sad Face

W/O Without

WAD Without A Doubt

WAG Wild Ass Guess

WAI What An Idiot

WAMBAM Web Application Meets Brick And Mortar

WC Who Cares?

WCA Who Cares Anyway

WDYS What Did You Say?

WDYT What Do You Think?

WE Whatever

WEG Wicked Evil Grin

WFM Works For Me

WG Wicked Grin

WGAFF Who Gives A Flying F***

WIIFM What's In It For Me?

WISP Winning Is So Pleasureable

WIT Wordsmith In Training

WNOHGB Were No One Has Gone Before

WOG Wise Old Guy

WOMBAT Waste Of Money, Brains And Time

WRT With Regard To or With Respect To

WT Without Thinking

WTF What The F***

WTG Way To Go!

WTH What the Heck

WTSDS Where The Sun Don't Shine

WTTM Without Thinking To Much

WU? What is Up

WUF? Where are You From?

WWY? Where Were You?

WX Weather

WYP What's Your Problem?

WYS Whatever You Say

WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get

WYSLPG What You See Looks Pretty Good

WYT Whatever You Think

WYWH Wish You Were Here

X-I-10 Exciting

XME Excuse Me

XOXO Hugs and Kisses

YA Yet Another

YA yaya Yet Another Ya-Ya (as in yo-yo)

YAFIYGI You Asked For It You Got It

YDKM You Don't Know Me

YGBK You Gotta Be Kiddin'

YHM You Have Mail

YKW? You Know What?

YMMV Your Mileage May Vary

YNK You Never Know

YOMANK You Owe Me A New Keyboard

YOYO You're On Your Own

YR Yeah Right

YSYD Yeah, Sure You Do

YTTT You Telling The Truth?

YW You are Welcome

YWIA You're Welcome In Advance

YYSSW Yeah Yeah Sure Sure Whatever

ZZZ Sleeping, Bored, Tired

TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Education
KEYWORDS: acronyms; chat; dasher; language; lingo; useful
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I thought it was time to start a list of useful acronyms - since I've seen a few that I had to actually look up in the last few weeks.

Please feel free to add your own.


1 posted on 10/13/2005 12:29:41 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher
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To: cyborg; Xenalyte; pa mom; raivyn; MamaTexan; Jersey Republican Biker Chick; njwoman; arasina; ...

A list for all of us.
Hope it comes in handy.


2 posted on 10/13/2005 12:33:48 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher ( Or you can crawl from the rubble and slowly rebuild.)
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To: Dashing Dasher; Tijeras_Slim
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3 posted on 10/13/2005 12:36:57 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Dashing Dasher

great list, but is there really a pressing need for "to be or not to be"? Is that something one types often?

4 posted on 10/13/2005 12:38:17 PM PDT by Hoodlum91
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To: Dashing Dasher

Thank you!

on many of the chick lists,
DH means "Darling Husband" (OK, so lots of them use PITA too)

5 posted on 10/13/2005 12:38:49 PM PDT by najida (The internet is for kids grown up-- Where else could you have 10,000 imaginary friends?)
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To: martin_fierro



6 posted on 10/13/2005 12:39:09 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Dashing Dasher

One of my personal favorites is missing: FOAD.

Also, FUBAR actually dates to WWII, as does, I believe, SNAFU.

7 posted on 10/13/2005 12:39:27 PM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Dashing Dasher

cool - many I did not know. I am not that geekly. ;)

8 posted on 10/13/2005 12:39:39 PM PDT by patton ("Hard Drive Cemetary" - forthcoming best seller)
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To: Dashing Dasher

Quoted For Emphasis.
9 posted on 10/13/2005 12:40:25 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: najida
DH means "Darling Husband

And if things go bad, you can say "He was a real DH!"

10 posted on 10/13/2005 12:40:38 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Dashing Dasher

I like WOMBAT. I may use that at work!

11 posted on 10/13/2005 12:40:54 PM PDT by Hoodlum91
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To: Dashing Dasher

Good Grief, I just learned how to post pics, now this????



12 posted on 10/13/2005 12:43:53 PM PDT by motormouth (Good Grief!)
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To: najida; Dashing Dasher
I can tell I'll be using


alot around here ;)
13 posted on 10/13/2005 12:44:07 PM PDT by PaulaB (The Clock Is Ticking....Listen To Your Heart)
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To: Dashing Dasher


I get this a lot.

14 posted on 10/13/2005 12:46:24 PM PDT by Skooz ("Political Correctness is the handmaiden of terrorism" - Michelle Malkin)
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To: Hoodlum91

FWIW, I thought 2B or not 2B was popular here.


15 posted on 10/13/2005 12:48:07 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher ( Or you can crawl from the rubble and slowly rebuild.)
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To: najida; Dashing Dasher

YA yaya

**LOL** no doubt that is

for a few we have run across

16 posted on 10/13/2005 12:49:06 PM PDT by PaulaB (The Clock Is Ticking....Listen To Your Heart)
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To: Skooz

Try antibiotics.

17 posted on 10/13/2005 12:49:44 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Skooz



18 posted on 10/13/2005 12:52:49 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher ( Or you can crawl from the rubble and slowly rebuild.)
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To: Dashing Dasher

Dan Rather and Marla Maples had one.

"FEA".... or in other words, "*screw* 'em all."

19 posted on 10/13/2005 12:53:08 PM PDT by linkinpunk
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To: Dashing Dasher
D.D....... here's some internet "lingual".................. I think I'd like to meet you!


20 posted on 10/13/2005 12:53:37 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Doctor, my eyes... tell me what is wrong...was I unwise to leave them open for so long)
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